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Posted by: FiftyTwoBears.5482

FiftyTwoBears.5482

I just want to know Arena Net, will there EVER be a remote chance of allowing us to change our character names in the future?!

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Posted by: Duke Blackrose.4981

Duke Blackrose.4981

Sure, for only three easy payments of $9.95.

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Posted by: FiftyTwoBears.5482

FiftyTwoBears.5482

I’m fine with that, but is that for reals or are you joking.

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Posted by: Duke Blackrose.4981

Duke Blackrose.4981

I’m fine with that, but is that for reals or are you joking.

Joking, of course.

I’m sure they will eventually get around to it. After all, it directly profits them.

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Posted by: FiftyTwoBears.5482

FiftyTwoBears.5482

excellent, im all for throwing my money at ArenaNet, they made an excellent game.

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Posted by: scabies.3246

scabies.3246

Find a way to get your character’s name onto urbandictionary and other locations as offensive or meaning some sort of sexual reference, and report yourself, or have others report for you.

My name, “CommunityScabies” was deemed offensive and they banned me until I manually renamed my character on the character select screen (meaning I couldn’t get past the selection screen no matter what). Now my thief is named “Community Malaria”.

My guess is that people like to associate “scabies” with sexually transmitted diseases, even though it is not considered one. It’s a contagious skin infection…I’ve heard comments about how scabies is an STD from lots of (stupid) people, when it actually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact. No sex involved. Malaria has killed 655,000(WHO) people last year, but is not deemed offensive by almost anyone I have ever met. LOLwut?

I’ve seen much names that are crazy offensive in other level 80’s that haven’t been banned, so I’m just going to guess that I was reported by someone who got butthurt that I killed them on a thief and they couldn’t kill me back.

I dunno, man. I’m not worried about it. The name change was good and I am satisfied with the results. I am satisfied that I was allowed to get a name change. I’m not complaining with how things have turned out. It is interesting however that the name I’ve used in countless games is only “offensive” in Guild Wars 2.

So, to answer your question:
A: They DO currently allow name changes, but only under special circumstances as I described. As to if they will allow purchasable name changes in the future, I don’t know.

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Posted by: Volomon.9147

Volomon.9147

There is a name contract, it hasn’t been implemented yet. Try searching it on the trading post.

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Posted by: Duke Darkwood.4237

Duke Darkwood.4237

GW1 had it – $15, with a once-per-30-day limit. (It also had the “force a rename after a name-related suspension” thing, too. Purchaseable renames came much later, when makeover kits were added.)

My expectation is that GW2 will have it, for probably 600-800 gems (since makeovers are less than half their GW1 price, $7.50-$10 sounds reasonable for renames), and probably also with the limit (changing names too often can be abused – perhaps trying to get away with something by changing your name after, or something).

The reason I think it will be implemented is BECAUSE of the Total Makeover Kit. If you had a gender-specific name, and used a TMK to change your character’s gender, it would cause a problem. (This is entirely aside from normal reasons to end up dissatisfied with an original name choice; those can only be blamed on the player choosing such a name in the first place. Arenanet makes it possible to change a character’s gender, making them responsible for the situation that makes the old name no longer applicable.)

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Posted by: Pray For Kosmos.5849

Pray For Kosmos.5849

I named my guy Armigeddin Destrouyer. Hopefully, ANET acts swiftly. I’m being made fun of everyday!